Bethlehem recently participated in the Food Drive for the Good Samaritan food bank here in Johnson City. Bethlehem collected 955 food items in one week (the week of December 9th). This was a Thrivent challenge to collect 500 food items to send to a local food bank during the month of December. The 30 churches involved would qualify for a matching gift of $500 from Thrivent to the Food Bank. We also had a match from the congregation for $500 (or any fraction thereof) that would go directly to Bethlehem.